2 die, 4 hurt in Masbate shooting incident

MASBATE CITY—Authorities are yet to identify the suspects in the shooting of six persons at Sitio Circulo, Barangay B. Titong in this city earlier this week.

Reports have it that at around 9:50 in the evening last Thursday, the group of victims were having a drinking spree inside the house of one of the victims, Rose Andaya y Bugoy.

During the occasion, two armed men who were positioned outside the house shot at the group, killing victims Ricardo Padila y Dela Pena and Norma Andaya y Cortes. The shooting also injured Rose Andaya y Bugoy, Edna Garganta y Mahilum, Rezyl Andaya y Bugoy, and Lito Garganta y Arnaiz.

All were residents of the aforementioned sitio, according to the police report.

The suspects reportedly fled on a motorcycle to an unknown direction.

Meanwhile, the victims were brought to the Masbate Provincial Hospital for medical treatment.

Elements of the Masbate City police are now conducting a hot pursuit operation to nab the suspects.

As of press time, the families of those who were killed or injured are demanding for immediate justice.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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